Go slow, don’t push yourself too hard. You are more likely to give up when you feel bad after working out. You want to feel “good sore” and excited to start again.
Remember, you won’t “feel” the workout until the next day or two and you won’t “see” results for quite possibly a few months.
It’s not a race, it’s a marathon.
This is to live a longer, healthier life, not to just look better for a few days.
The best ways I’ve found to reduce this soreness is to stay hydrated before, during and after. Eating/drinking a protein snack before helps quite a bit, too.
Of course, the day after you're not going to work out at all. However, I urge you to consider light exercise that will keep you on target while loosening you up. A walk or yoga would be my suggestion.
Good luck, and never give up!
- How many times you exercise in a day?
- What can motivate you to ensure you won’t quit while getting started?
- How does one fit the exercise habit into their morning routine? Is this something done right before noon or, is there a better time after awakening to start exercising? A set time? Maybe even stepping out of doors in pajamas to reach the mail box considered exercise for eight minutes?
- How do you reward yourself?
- What is a moderate workout I can do in my bedroom?
- If I train constantly, my muscles never get sore. So it becomes routine and boring. What should I do?
- Do you complete your exercise habit in the morning? I often have 6am work meetings, and I sometimes have difficulty getting the exercise in before work.
- What do you do for your morning activity?
- What is your morning exercise of choice?
- How can I remain consistent with exercise and ensure I carry out a routine everyday?